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SBK, Rea: “It’s tough, I couldn’t overtake, I rode over the limit”

“It was a very difficult weekend. In braking and acceleration, I couldn’t overtake. The fall?  There was wind at Turn 7, and the front of the bike lifted up. I lost control and fell.”

SBK: Rea: “It’s tough, I couldn’t overtake, I rode over the limit”

Johnny Rea didn’t speak with reporters at the end of Race 2. Following the fall, Johnny went to the medical center for a check-up. His only words are expressed through the press release issued by Kawasaki.

The Cannibal is obviously very frustrated and disappointed, since he was hoping to be luckier in Indonesia.

It was a very difficult weekend, with not many positive aspects,” he said. “One step at a time, we also managed to find a better direction. The fact is that the Mandalika track presents different conditions from Friday to Sunday. Unfortunately, we never managed to get the right set-up, since there was no grip on Friday, while the grip level was very high today.”

Then he analyzed his race performance.

I had a good pace in the superpole race, but I unfortunately found traffic ahead of me, and it was very difficult to pass. In Race 2, I lost the front. I’m not sure what happened, but turn seven is a very windy stretch. I think the wind lifted the front. I lost control and ended up falling. I’m frustrated, because I couldn’t overtake in acceleration or braking when I was in the group. Sometimes I rode over the limit to stay close to the other riders, but that wasn’t enough.”

What Rea has to do now is turn over a new leaf, asap.
It’s tough, but we have to accept this difficult weekend and attempt to learn in view of the upcoming races in Europe. Even if we’re disappointed, we have to keep our heads up and keep fighting. The next round will be in Assen, and I think it’s the best track to start from.”


Translated by Leila Myftija

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